Until 14th November, The Inktober Show, during The Arts Village Opening Hours (Studio Two) – Inktober 2020 is a pop-up show taking on the global arts challenge, Inktober. This challenge started in 2009 by Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. Open for the whole of October and free to join. Post up your sketches and inkworks at the Mosaic and Studio Galleries during our opening hours, Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

24th October to 14th November, Rotorua Potters Group Annual Exhibition, during The Arts Village Opening Hours (Mosaic and Cottage Galleries) – The Annual Potters Group Exhibition is a highly anticipated event featuring work by our talented potters. A great opportunity to purchase some fantastic local work. Artists work in a variety of different styles, so there is always something for every taste. Free Admission. Supported by funding from Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

Friday 30th October, 5.30pm, Tātau Tātau Enabling Good Lives, Opening Night of the Annual Exhibition by St. Chad’s Charitable Trust – Join us in the opening night for St. Chad’s Annual Exhibition: Tātau Tātau Enabling Good Lives. Bringing the art exhibition from Bowen House Parliament, home.

Thursday, November 5th, 3.30pm-5pm, How to write a basic promo plan & press release – Planning an event? Join MB for this 1.5 hour workshop where she will show you how to put together a basic promotional plan for your event, go over the elements of a basic press release, and kōrero with you on ways to get the word out. Register here:

Thursday, November 12th, 3.30pm-5pm, How to design a basic event poster – So you want to make a poster? Join Tara for this 1.5 hour workshop where she will show you how to create a basic event poster, cover key design points and concepts, and common accessibility guidelines for making one. 

Saturday 14th November, 10am-4pm, Learn Photography Workshop ($150) by Wanderer Photographer – This 6-hour workshop designed for beginners you will learn all the basics of photography and the secret to taking stunning images! Register here:

Friday 20th November, 3pm, Deadline of Applications Summer Festival – Deadlines close to apply for a stall in The Arts Village Summer Festival. More info here:

Saturday and Sunday, 21st and 22nd November, 9am-3pm – Pastel Weekend Workshop ($150) – Learn colours and techniques for working with pastels from acclaimed local artist Maxine Thompson Register by email to or phone 07 348 9008.

Friday/Saturday 20th/21st November, 10am-2pm. The 200 Show Delivery and Registration of Artworks – The 200 Show is an art show which aims to showcase local artists in a fun way, giving opportunity to both emerging and established artists to grow their work. The show is open to any artist working or living in the Rotorua region and is free to enter. To enter simply bring in a registration form with your artwork(s) during the above days/times. For more information and a registration form. Iinfo:

Sunday 29th November, 10am to 12nn – Watercolour Basics for Beginners ($40) – Learn a few basics and build your confidence for working with watercolour. Register here:

Saturday 28th November, 10am-12.30pm, The 200 Show Opening – The Arts Village would like to invite you to join us in the exhibition opening for The 200 Show 2020/2021. This event will also mark the official opening of the seventh annual 200 Show – our beloved annual show which has seen over 500 local artists exhibiting more than a thousand works over the last six years. Thank you for your support of The Arts Village this year and helping us make Rotorua a vibrant, creative, and empowered community.